5 mistakes that you make as a long term traveller

  After travelling for such a long time we have collected a few bad habits along the way… Its not the end of the world because after all, we are out in the world learning and exploring every day. Just a few things to consider if you are sticking it out for the long term! Read More …

Top 10 things you didn’t know about Niue

10. That it existed Niue is just a tiny spec on a map of the Pacific Ocean… One solitary island inside the Polynesian Triangle made up of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, this is not a place that many people have heard of, let alone visited. This is truly the place that the rest Read More …

Living overseas is more than just luck

It’s 6pm. I’ve just finished my nightly glass of wine following a trip to the market for fruit and vegetables and my husband is cooking dinner (I’m lucky like that). As I sit on my little porch taking in the Cambodian sunset through the lush greenery of my front yard I am thinking about how Read More …

Beating Jet Lag

Jet lag… ugh! We’ve all been there, dealt with the annoying 4am waking and had that horrible ‘spaced out’ feeling after a long flight. Many people have claimed to beat jet lag before this piece and I surely won’t be the last but after a series of long flights recently, I felt it was time Read More …

3 Secret Destinations of the South Pacific

When you imagine the South Pacific everyone conjures images of beautiful white sandy beaches and something along the lines of becoming just like Tom Hanks in Castaway. In all too many cases, when you arrive in a popularized place in the South Pacific region you usually find the opposite. We have spent a number of Read More …

How NOT to quit your job & travel the world!

As I am writing this I am (very impatiently) waiting on a job offer from a boutique resort in the Cook Islands. It may come through and provide us with at least 2 years of financial stability that we think we need, or it may not and that will just begin a new adventure somewhere Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii: Work

Working in paradise is something that everyone dreams of doing. It conjures images of a laptop and a beach with a cocktail in hand, but sadly this is not usually the case. Working in a place like Savaii can be unusually stressful at times due to the fact that you are trying to match island Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii: Shopping

When shopping in Samoa, it is not a matter of “Can I have…?” First you must ask “Do you have…?” followed by “How many do you have?” and then “Can I have…?” Buying what you want in Samoa can sometimes be difficult, but being able to buy what you need in a place like Savaii Read More …

There is more to Thailand than beaches

I began travelling to Thailand from Australia in 2009 which started a love affair beyond recognition. Not the hot and steamy holiday affair you are all conjuring right now, but the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. The love affair I am talking about is with Thailand as a country and more specifically with Read More …

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is never an easy thing to do, but as a traveller you are not only saying “I’ll see you soon”, you are saying “I may never see you again, but have a nice life”! This week I attended 2 going away functions for work. The first was a local girl moving on to Read More …